Qatar filed a wide-ranging legal complaint at the World Trade Organisation on Monday to challenge a trade boycott by Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and United Arab Emirates.
The US, Saudi Arabia, Britain, France and other nations are demanding the UN Security Council takes action to ensure aid convoys reach millions of needy Syrians as violence diminishes.
UN chief ‘very sorry’ that talks to reunify the divided island of Cyprus collapsed on Friday, ending a promising process to heal decades of conflict.
The discovery is a fresh blow for hopes of eradicating the disease globally, a goal set for the year 2000, but repeatedly pushed back since 1988.
The new “essential medicines list” includes 39 antibiotics for 21 common syndromes, categorised into three groups: “Access”, “Watch” and “Reserve”.
The full impact of Trump’s decision still depends on whether other countries follow the US lead and decide to withdraw from the pact.
The epidemic began in October and grew until December. It then dwindled but was never brought fully under control and cases have been surging since April.
The Sudan People’s Liberation Army has also committed an unknown number of rapes and incidents of torture and looting, the UN said in a report.
They said peaceful protest was people’s fundamental right, but that bills in Republican-governed states sought to stop them exercising that right.
The UN human rights office said last month that the campaign of killings and rapes probably amounted to crimes against humanity and possibly ethnic cleansing.
The central African nation has been in chaos since April 2015, when President Pierre Nkurunziza sparked widespread protests and an attempt to overthrow him by saying he would seek a third term.
Wars in Yemen, northeastern Nigeria and South Sudan have devastated households and driven up prices, while a drought in East Africa has ruined the agricultural economy.
Smoking costs $1 trillion to the global economy, will kill eight million more people a year by 2030, the study by WHO and US National Cancer Institute said.
ISIS fighters abducted 295 former Iraqi Security Forces members near the militant stronghold of Mosul and also forced 1,500 families to retreat with them from Hammam al Alil town.
Rebel groups have launched an assault on western Aleppo in the past few days to try to lift a siege on the eastern half of the city.
UN Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura opened a new round of peace talks on April 13, seeking renewed pledges to uphold a truce he said had been shaken by serious incidents.